Lotto refuse to pay £4million to men who ‘bought ticket with stolen debit card’


National Lottery are currently investigating a pair of Lotto winners after they became suspicious their ticket was paid for with a stolen debit card.

According to reports, Camelot believe Mark Goodram, 36, and Jon-Ross Watson, 31, used a stolen card to purchase the winning scratchcard, as neither of the men actually own a bank account.

The friends purchased the winning £4million ticket on Easter Monday morning, at a Waitrose in Clapham, South London.


The pair, originally from Bolton, reportedly claimed the card they used belonged to a friend called John, but John was nowhere to be seen as he’d apparently gone back up North.

Both the men have featured on Bolton’s Most Wanted lists over the years, for various crimes in the town. Goodram reportedly has 22 convictions for 45 criminal offences, and was jailed for burglary last year, while Watson is reported to have several convictions, including burglary and bank fraud.

Goodram told The Sun:

I’m off to see the Queen. This is brilliant. I deserved a bit of a break. We’re made for life. I can’t wait to spend the lot. I’m going to buy luxury properties and look after myself.

Lottery bosses have now refused to pay the friends their multi-million pound winnings, while they carry out an investigation.

Camelot’s official policy is to not pay people who’s cashed in stolen tickets, but it’s unclear what their stance is for those suspected of using stolen bank cards.

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